What Grandparent would not be delighted with a copy of the art work from their grandchildren’s family history art board? Simply make photocopies of the pictures (keep the matting around the pictures while photocopying to avoid having to add separate mats to the second copies), put them into protective plastic covers and into an appropriate album! Wonderful!
Family members can exchange their own autobiographies.
Family members can go through their photo collections and make copies of special pictures of family members that other siblings and relatives would like but do not have. If you have a large set of photos an album makes a very memorable gift. (See Scrap Booking Family History Style, page 131 for ideas on special ways to format those distinctive photos.)
Collections of family stories are wonderful gifts. Add in a few of those favorite, unique family recipes, saying, or songs for a special touch.
Start a family news letter or blog to keep members in contact.
Send copies of new family history information.
Give a certificate for a trip to the temple and lunch afterwards, a free day of babysitting so a mother can go to the temple, an afternoon of babysitting so family history research can be done.
If the person has names they need temple work done for, offer to do endowments for one of their names.
Research family names and “give” those that can do temple work their own list of ancestral names with the information so they can do the temple work for their own family members. For some it is easiest to send the appropriate materials (either the Printed Family Ordinance Request or the pink, blue or yellow submission cards already printed at the temple.) Adding any information about the ancestor’s life or a picture of a grave marker gives the gift more meaning.